Clinton grabs double-digit lead in first poll after Trump tape
WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton jumped to a double-digit lead Monday over Donald Trump in the first poll carried out since the release of a recording in which the Republican bragged about groping women.
Clinton enjoys 46 percent support among likely voters against 35 percent for Trump in a four-way race that includes Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, according to the NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey.
In a two-way race, Clinton´s lead over the real estate mogul expands to 14 points, 52 percent to 38 percent, according to the poll, which has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
The poll was carried out after Friday´s release of the shocking audio recording of Trump speaking in 2005, but before Sunday night´s second presidential debate between him and Clinton.
A total of 52 percent of those polled said the recording should be a campaign issue, and 42 percent say it should not be.